7 from Mooney’s Class of ’13 win AP Scholar Awards

Staff report


Seven members of Cardinal Mooney’s Class of 2013 have won Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement Exams.

The College Board’s AP Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 22 percent of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took the AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.

The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on student performance on AP Exams.

At Cardinal Mooney, three students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of three or higher on a five-point scale on three or more AP Exams taken. These students are Maureen Driscoll, a freshman at Vanderbilt University; Rita M. Rehak, who is enrolled at Ohio State University; and Katherine Sieman, a freshman at Youngstown State University.

Byron Abrigg and Justin Burk were named AP Scholars with Honor. They scored an average of 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and a score of 3.0 or higher on four or more of these exams. Abrigg is a freshman at St. Louis University and Burk is enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh.

Two Mooney students qualified for AP Scholar with Distinction Honors. By earning an average score of 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of three or higher on five or more of the exams. These students are John Graff, who has been admitted to the Northeastern Ohio Medical School at YSU and Gianna Parella, a member of the freshman class at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“We take pride in the success of these students and salute them and their teachers for an exceptional job well done,” said Mooney Principal John Young,

Cardinal Mooney students have the opportunity enroll in 12 Advanced Placement courses including Advanced Placement Literature and Composition I and II, Advanced Placement Calculus I and II, Advanced Placement Biology I and II, Advanced Placement Physics, Advanced Placement Psychology, Advanced Placement Chemistry I and II and Advanced Placement U.S. History I and II.

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